The Pros And Cons Of Social Problems

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social problems or issues are aspects of society that a large number of people are concerned about and would like changed—are the focus of this text, it is important to understand clearly what social problems are. We might think that social problems are natural things, much like hurricanes or earthquakes. But they are not. Social problems are socially constructed. This simply means that people decide if some condition of society is or is not a social problem. In Papua New Guinea today we have many hot issues. One of the most discussed matters being abortion (pregnancy is ended so that it doesn 't result in the birth of a child). There are two main parties in this controversy that have very differing views on abortion. There are the pro- life people who believe that abortion is wrong and want it to be illegal. On the other side there are Pro-choice people who believe it is the choice of the woman on whether or not to bare a child full term or terminate the pregnancy. Abortion in Papua New Guinea is only legal if the abortion will save the mother 's life. In Papua New Guinea, if an abortion is performed on a woman for any other reason, the violator is subject to fourteen years in prison. A woman who performs a self-abortion may be imprisoned for seven years. Therefore ‘no woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother’ (Sanger, 1879-1966). Women who seek secret abortions most commonly go to traditional practitioners

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